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Sink or Swim
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Sink or Swim

By Pasnak, William

$8.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Dario Cavalito has his summer plans all mapped out: he's going to split his time between the basketball court and his Uncle Vinny's café, the Via Granita, off Commercial Drive in a funky Vancouver neighborhood.

His plans are derailed, however, when his mother tells him he's going to summer camp--to a water sports camp, no less. Dario can barely do the dog paddle, so he's not exactly thrilled. When he finally gets tired of playing sick and hiding in the camp's infirmary, he finds he actually kind of likes the water. As the camp's sailing regatta approaches, he fights to overcome the last of his reluctance and to win big.

Packed with action and humour, Sink or Swim is a story about a boy overcoming his fears and striving for his best performance.


Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 1995

"This satisfying story is fast-paced and easy to read. Dario's experience at camp are both authentic and entertaining. The appeal of the book is in the author's aproach to resolving differences and in the underlying theme of always trying to do your personal best. Recommended."

- Lorraine Douglas Canadian Children's Literature

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 89 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9781550284805
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 4th January 2011
ISBN: 9781552777732
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:, JUV039050
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13


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  • Gripping, action-packed stories
  • Short, high-interest fiction
  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
  • Award-winning authors who know their sport

"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
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Kids who love sports love these books, and so do teachers. When you put one of these into a young sports fan's hands, you can feel confident they will enjoy reading.